Monday, February 29, 2016

Prom Edition

Years ago I went back to school shopping with my friend and her daughter, after an evening of shopping we ended up at a trendy Long Island restaurant to grab a bite. After dinner while waiting for the valet to bring our car around, we watched as groups of girls in too short skirts, too much make up, and teetering on too high heels piled out of cars and into the restaurant. My friend and I stood there cattily commenting on the outfits these girls were wearing. That night we taught my friends daughter a few life lessons:
-Always wear underwear
-You are more beautiful without makeup
-Less is not always more
-Always act like a lady
Fast forward to today and that little Abercrombie Kids wearing little girl is going to her senior prom, and then off to college, excuse me while I choke back the tears!!

With prom season fast approaching and finding the perfect dress frenzy starting, here's what I know:

Do Not order a dress from China, it will not look like the picture, or fit well, and will probably be made horribly
Be mindful of prom dress sites, you will probably need to order a few sizes and styles to find the perfect dress and there is often a restocking fee for returns
Stick to stores like Nordstrom
Prom dresses are expensive and are typically only worn once, Rent the Runway is a great alternative to buying a dress and they have a fantastic selection
Mom's be patient you were a teenager shopping for prom dresses too
Wear a comfortable shoe
Don't be afraid to be different
Own it!

1. Adrianna Papell Two Piece Ballgown// 2. Way-In Wendy High Neck Gown //3. Jill Stuart Popover Crepe Gown// 4. La Femme Cutout Satin Ballgown//5. a.drea Embellished Halter Gown//6. Abbi Vonn Illusion Jersey Gown//7. Vince Camuto Philicia Sandal//8. Amanda Uprichard Delilah Sil Maxi Dress//9. Topshop Lace-up Tulle Maxi Dress//10. Steve Madden Stecy Sandal//

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Would You??

Have you seen this trend?

The sock & heel trend? It's been on a slow simmer the last couple of years, but it seems to be coming to a boil lately.
 What do you think, would you wear socks with heels? I mean it's cute right, but could you pull it off? 
Leandra Medine now can she pull it off, and does it Effortlessly

I kind of love it, I really do, but could I pull if off, I could almost hear the chatter already...

What do you guys think? Would you wear it???
Leave me a comment below and let me know what you guys think

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bombs Away

I had the coolest bomber jacket years ago, I remember living in it when I was pregnant with my youngest son who is 12, it was the perfect olive and orange combo, but alas it has been given away at some point, into my pile of regrets.
Fast forward to these two, Kendall and Gigi, and boy are they bringing the bomber back!

They are wearing the Ma-1 Flight Jacket,
For me personally this is not an investment worthy trend like a good leather motorcycle jacket would be, this is a great jacket that you can easily find for under $100, and for something like this I like to shop the men's department

Mango Mesh Bomber// Mango Satin Bomber// Zara Camo Bomber// H&M Bomber// Zara Bomber//

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Keeping it Real

Remember a few weeks ago around Christmas time when everyone and anyone was posting these sandals on Instagram? Which then in turn lead me to majorly obsess over them. I mean how was I supposed to resist them with their cute pom poms and evil eye and peace sign charms, it was like they were made for me....and well everyone else on Instagram.

That should have been the first clue for me, because I am typically not a bandwagon jumper onner (yes I know that's not a word), I don't have FOMO, I don't care if everyone has that bag or that shoe because typically at that point it's not for me. But in this instance I caved, and I ordered them, not once but twice, yup twice, my order was placed and then cancelled, so I ordered them again, duh second clue....

So, here's the thing, are these sandals super cute, and would they be perfect with anything and everything this summer, yeah they would, if they stayed tied!! If you were able to walk 5 feet without stepping on a charm!!

It made me wonder if all of these Instagrammers just bought and wore them for the picture or did they actually wear them, actually walk in them. How much of what you see is actually real?
I want you to know I only post what I would actually wear, whether it's from Target or Old Navy or a pair of Manolo's, Do I buy everything that I post, umm no, I would be broke and I have a kid going to college soon.

Here's the take away, there is this great article written by one of my favorite bloggers Leandra Medine of Man Repeller (find it here) about how much social media effects what we buy and in this case I am GUILTY as charged, because boy did I fall for it and then shared it with all of you.
So from now on, I pledge to keep it real and not get caught up in the social media roll.

So farewell cute sandals, back you go, I am rather sad because I really did love you, so I may go for this pair without all of the ankle wraps

What do you think????

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Embroidered Beauty

I just love Vita Kin's amazing embroidered pieces

but at $1200 for a blouse it is definitely not in my budget, so when I come across pieces like this embroidered beauty for $66 it's a total no brainer

Top:Pixie Market// Clutch:Anya Hindmarch Georgiana Rainbow Smiley Clutch//Shorts:Zara// Sunglasses:Dior Chromatic 2//Sandals:Isabel Marant Zia//

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Denim Junkie: Shoe Edition

I have to tell you, I'm totally crushing on these denim flatforms from Stuart Weitzman wouldn't they be just perfect with a pair of white jeans?

If those Stuart Weitzman's aren't for you, take your pick, it seems that denim shoes are the hottest spring trend

What do you guys think of the denim shoe trend, let me know in the comments below

Friday, February 5, 2016

Be Mine

What's your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day? A romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, a romantic getaway (yes,please), a quiet night at home cuddled on the couch with take-out?  Either way I got you covered with these Valentine's Day gift ideas
Psst....Forward this to your guy

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Check out the Pink Ladies post for more great Valentine's Day gift ideas

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Anywhere & Everywhere

I kind of wish I had someplace special to go so I can justify this chic culotte jumpsuit purchase.

On second thought I think this is just the thing to have in your closet to wear anywhere and everywhere.

Jumpsuit: Asos// Bag: Fendi Monster Wallet on a Chain// Earrings: Jennifer Fisher// Shoes: Raye//
Wooden Wristwatch